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Everhard Industries - Getting safety right

Everhard’s “Getting safety right” program improves health and safety performance in a number of ways and focuses its efforts at both senior management and employee levels. Read more about Everhard Industries - Getting safety right

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Buckner Printing—a manual task case study

During the medium size business initiative (MSBI), Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) identified the task of manually moving a paper cylinder onto a dispatch pallet as a potentially hazardous manual task Read more about Buckner Printing—a manual task case study

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Manually moving gas bottles – Monarch Building Systems

In 2012, the Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM) program was introduced at Monarch to facilitate more effective management of hazardous manual tasks. Read more about Manually moving gas bottles – Monarch Building Systems

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Manually moving wall panels – Monarch Building Systems

The PErforM risk assessment worksheet identified that manually moving the panels required maximum forceful exertions and very uncomfortable awkward postures through the shoulders, back and hands. Read more about Manually moving wall panels – Monarch Building Systems

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Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

Workplaces in the construction, manufacturing, transport and agriculture industries will be the focus of a year-long statewide audit campaign starting in July 2016 targeting traffic management. Read more about Onsite traffic management and pedestrian safety

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Fixed plant campaign April 2017

From April 2017 to July 2018, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland will conduct fixed plant assessments at Queensland food processing, metal and fabricated metal manufacturing workplaces. This assessment campaign aims to reduce injury rates and fatalities in these manufacturing industry sectors. Read more about Fixed plant campaign April 2017

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Queensland poultry processing industry safety campaign

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), WorkCover Queensland (WorkCover) and the Workers’ Compensation Regulator (Regulator) will be conducting a safety campaign from February 2016 to July 2018 across the Queensland poultry processing industry. Read more about Queensland poultry processing industry safety campaign

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Changing safety culture - Snap Fresh

Changing an organisation's safety culture takes time and dedication and management and staff. Snap Fresh OHS Coordinator, Belinda Llamas understood that the overall organisational culture needed to be taken into consideration in order to improve the safety culture at Snap Fresh. Read more about Changing safety culture - Snap Fresh

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Engineering firm puts #HANDSUP for mental health

G&S Engineering is encouraging people to talk about mental health, and put their hands up if they know someone, or if they are someone, who has experienced mental health issues. Read more about Engineering firm puts #HANDSUP for mental health

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Manufacturing employers urged to take action to reduce claims spike

Employers in the manufacturing industry must focus on injury prevention and workers need to stay safe as the industry gears up to take an anticipated 10 to15% hike in workers’ compensation claims. Read more about Manufacturing employers urged to take action to reduce claims spike

Last updated
28 November 2017